University of Houston Sprinters Ebonie Floyd and Carey LaCour Sweep Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week Honors
April 25, 2006
IRVING, Texas - - Houston juniors Ebonie Floyd and Carey LaCour were named the Conference USA Female and Male Athletes of the Week by Conference USA after their efforts at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational last Saturday in Baton Rouge, La.
Floyd earned the female award for the second consecutive week after breaking a UH school record in her first 400-meter race in three seasons. Her time of 51.66 seconds also is the nation's fastest women's 400-meter time this year. She also ran the anchor leg on Houston's 4x100-meter relay team that was the runner-up with a season-best time of 44.38 seconds. That also is the 12th-fastest time in the NCAA this season. Floyd also qualified to compete in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships on May 26-27 in Austin.
Last week, Floyd was named the C-USA Athlete of the Week after posting the nation's fourth-fastest 200-meter time of 23.14 seconds in winning the event at the University of California-Berkeley's Brutus Hamilton Invitational on April 15.
LaCour also won his 2006 outdoor season debut in the 400-meter dash with a career-best time of 45.87 seconds. His time is the fastest in the Midwest Region and the nation's seventh-fastest time. It also was the fourth-fastest time in UH history.
In addition, LaCour also anchored the 4x100-meter relay team to a third-place showing in a season-best time of 39.78 seconds, which is the nation's 13th-fastest relay time this year.